Two Arrested Following Gas Siphoning Incident

A Knox man was arrested Wednesday after an alleged theft incident.

William Duncan told police that gasoline had been stolen out of his truck that was parked in his driveway. He listed a possible suspect and police began their investigation.

Police went to the suspect, Matthew Bradley’s, residence and questioned him about the theft. He denied any involvement. The reporting officer found that Bradley’s shoes matched the shoe prints found at the scene, and Bradley allegedly told police that someone else stole the gas, but when he was asked about what he did with the gas, he said he put in in Sarah Drabik’s car. He was detained by police.

The vehicle was impounded as it contained stolen property. When officers searched the vehicle, seven syringes were found with what appeared to be a substance that is associated with the use of narcotics. Drabik confirmed that it was her purse and she was detained.

Police then found a gas can in the ditch west of the residence and a piece of cut garden hose that smelled of gasoline on the inside. Bradley’s shoes also smelled strongly of gasoline.

Matthew Bradley was arrested and booked on preliminary charge of Theft. Sarah Drabik was arrested and faces preliminary charges of Unlawful Possession of Syringes and Possession of Paraphernalia.